Military Industries 1970s Pattern Automatic 24 Jewel Stainless Steel Divers Watch - Rare Prototype Reduced

£275.00 £175.00 175.00



This dive watch is typical of military divers watches made during the 1970s and early 1980s. The details are super accurate, and even the case finish and bezel design is very typical of the designs used at the time. Although the watch uses Luminova as opposed to the Tritium which was used in the 1970s it has an encircled T as opposed the L normally used for Luminova on military watches, this is for historical reasons. Luminova unlike Tritium does not deteriorate with age and is not radioactive.

MWC manufactured these watches for a contract in the United States which was placed by a procurement company, it's unlikely they would purchase exactly the same item in the future because there were apparently 5 prototypes of 4 designs and we only got two of these.

The watch has a 24 jewel self-winding automatic movement with a 41-hour power reserve. The case finish is very retro in appearance and identical to the case finish used around 50 years ago on many military divers watches. Although the watch is very retro in appearance, the movement is contemporary and therefore can be maintained and serviced by any competent watchmaker. 

The attention to detail is such that even the luminous pigment on the dial matches the colour used in the 1970s, as do the hands.

  • 40 mm diameter case, 47.5 mm lug-to-lug,
  • Case – 316L military grade stainless steel with typical 1970s Pattern Finish
  • Crown – Screw down, stainless steel
  • Dial – Black with enhanced luminosity
  • Super Luminova
  • Movement – NH35A 24 jewel automatic with 41 hour reserve.
  • Screw Stainless Steel Case back with serial number
  • Hardened Glass Crystal
  • Water resistance – 200 m / 660ft
  • 20 mm NATO Webbing Strap
  • 24 Months Guarantee